I am often asked if a second monitor will improve productivity for a business owner or a member of staff. In order to answer such a question, it is necessary to understand how you work. If you primarily use a single piece of software for the vast majority of the time then a second monitor is unlikely to increase your productivity, if you use several applications at a time then a second monitor may well assist you.
The second monitor is used to display a second application window and applications can be dragged between each of the monitors. If you find yourself continually minimising and maximising application windows the addition of a second monitor can considerably improve your productivity. Using a second monitor is particularly useful for the following:
- Using the Internet to research a subject whilst writing a document
- Referring to suppliers listings whilst writing a quote
- Balancing your bank balance online
The cost of adding a second monitor is dependent on the hardware you currently have available but with costs starting at around £200 including fitting it does not take long for the investment to pay for itself.
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